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Mrs Amanda Cole

Lecturer, Nursing

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 3587, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO21.408
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 3587
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO21.408  


Amanda is a lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. In addition to teaching responsibilities, Amanda is the second year coordinator and also enjoys her role as an academic mentor. Amanda is completing her PhD exploring the the 'experiences of families living with depression - a study in narrative'.


Amanda has worked as a Registered Nurse for 15 years. She has experience in a variety of clinical settings including:

  • neurosurgery & trauma
  • respiratory and gastroenterology
  • ICU
  • E.D
  • community adolescent
  • forensic mental health and
  • clinical facilitation.

Amanda is also a Registered Teacher and has a strong interest in education and teaching and learning.

Professional Associations

  • West Australian Association of Mental Health
  • Australian College of Mental Health Nurses
  • International Family Nursing Association.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Current PhD research area of interest is the 'experiences of families living with depression - a study in narrative'
  • Mental health and illness - individual and family collective
  • Families - chronic condition management, mental health & illness, wellbeing and resilience
  • Forensic mental health
  • Qualitative research - narrative inquiry
  • Mental health workforce preparation & development
  • Education - teaching & learning.


  • Graduate Certificate in Forensic Behavioural Science, Swinburne University of Technology, 2016.
  • Cert IV in Training and Assessment, TAFE NSW, 2013.
  • Graduate Diploma of Education (Primary), Edith Cowan University, 2007.
  • Bachelor of Nursing, Edith Cowan University, 2003.


Recent Research Grants

  • A cohort study to inform the development of a strategic intervention to develop EI, student well-being and retention across an undergraduate nursing and nursing/midwifery university program in WA.,  Edith Cowan University,  School of Nursing and Midwifery Strategic Initiative Fund,  2017 - 2018,  $10,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Whitehead, L., Jacob, E., Barnard, M., Abu-Qamar, M., Cole, A., (2018), The role of the family in supporting the self-management of chronic conditions: A qualitative systematic review. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27(1-2), 22-30, West Sussex, United Kingdom, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, DOI: 10.1111/jocn.13775.
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